The School of Education has an established record of developing educational research of national and international excellence. Research is an integral element of our practice. We empower educators and researchers to voice key questions about the contexts in which they teach and learn. Research and scholarship conducted by School of Education colleagues is linked to two main research themes:


Our pedagogy research includes research on:

  • Creativity
  • Lesson study
  • Literacy
  • Literature
  • Innovation in mathematics and science education
  • Mental health
  • Poetry pedagogy
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Writing development

Teachers' lives and careers

Our research on teachers' lives and careers includes research with and about people who are teaching and learning in initial teacher education, schools and colleges, further education, higher education, who are changing careers or working in educational leadership roles.

Information about current research projects and be found on our Research Projects page.

Details of individual staff research and interests can be found on our People pages.

Lesson Study Research Group

The Lesson Study Research Group (LSRG) was established in 2012 as a forum for the exploration of pedagogy through the use of Japanese lesson study (jugyō kenkyū).

Discover the LSRG

Integrity and ethics

See the University of Leicester's statement on how we approach our research, and read our Code of Practice, Code of Conduct and Annual Integrity Reports.

More about research ethics